Six flats planned for rear of former Cake Shop in Watergate
Plans have been submitted to build six two-bedroom flats at the back of a former shop in Watergate.
The proposal is to build the three-storey block of flats at the back of the former Cake Shop, at 37-39 Watergate, which closed several years ago and has remained empty since.
Applicants A. Kerr and D. Chantry also want to convert a residential area above the shop into two flats. Work is already underway refurbishing the shop.
In their application for the six flats, they say: “The elevations have been designed to match with the character of the existing buildings in the vicinity. The main roof is to be tiled. The doors and windows are upvc units. The elevations are in facing brickwork.
“The building faces mainly onto its own yard and is not clearly seen from any public space.”
Last week, the Journal reported on plans by South Kesteven District Council to build 15 townhouses across the road on Watergate car park. The council is also exploring the possibility of building a two-deck car park behind the houses, but says whatever is built will create more parking spaces than currently exist.
Coun Helen Goral, SKDC member for growth, said: “Town centre living helps create life and activity, increasing footfall and supporting the local economy.”
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